68 min, Documentaire, Québec, Canada, 2013
Directed byJean-François Lesage
Produced byJean-François Lesage
Short descriptionA night walk in the Mile End neighborhood of Montreal, reflecting on disillusioned love.
Film subjects The Americas , Urban Planning , Youth
Regis du cinemas, general

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When human souls break up, they seem irreconcilable. Is there an antidote for heartbreak? Wandering through his neighbourhood after dusk, a young man, searching for answers, inspires friends and strangers to open their hearts to him. Encounters, confessions, slips: the autumn night sheds inhibitions.



Direction of photography :

Editing : Mathieu Bouchard-Malo, Ariane Pétel-Despots

Online Editing : Sylvain Cossette, Mauricio Salas
Sound Design : Alexis Pilon-Gladu

Sound Recording : Jean-François Lesage
Music : Meta Gruau

Sound Mixing : Bruno Bélanger

Production : Jean-François Lesage


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Jean-François Lesage

After studying law, Jean-François Lesage began his career as a journalist for Radio-Canada television in Alberta and British Columbia. At the end of the 90s, everything changed: shaken by the discovery of Chinese cinema, he flew to Beijing. He lived there for six years and made his first creative documentary, Sweet Nights Sour Nights (2004), then with his brother Philippe Lesage, How Can You Tell if the Little Fish are Happy? (2009). Back in Montreal, he directed A Mile End Tale (2013), closing film for Visions du Réel 2014, then A Summer Love (2015), winner of the Grand Prize for Best Canadian Feature at the RIDM. This was followed by The Hidden River (2017), Special Jury Prize Canadian feature at the RIDM, and his sixth film, Prayer for a Lost Mitten (2020), Best Canadian Feature Film Award at Hot Docs.




Prayor for a Lost Mitten (2020 / 79 min)

The Hidden River (2017 / 75 min)

A Summer Love (2015 / 63 min)
A Mile End Tale (2013 / 68 min)
How can you tell if the little fish are happy? (2009 / 100 min)
Sweet Nights Sour Nights (2004 / 52 min)


Visions du réel
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